Category Archives: David Chirls

Two Seed

Since retiring from his successful career as a business executive, David Chirls has been able to devote more time to his various charitable pursuits. Since 2011, Mr. Chirls has served as a senior advisor with Two Seed, an enterprise software company that specializes in facilitating employee volunteering initiatives that are designed to help businesses and foundations make a positive difference within their communities.

With representatives in Brooklyn, New York, and Berkley California, Two Seed strives to make volunteer community service easier by encouraging corporations, small companies, non-profit organizations and civic-minded individuals to work more closely with one another. Two Seed’s operating platform connects employees and employers, helping them to find local charitable opportunities and allowing them to share their experiences in a constructive fashion. By employing techniques pioneered by social media and gaming outlets, Two Seed provides an efficient and effective way for businesses to encourage their staff members’ volunteer endeavors and to recognize and reward their outstanding efforts.

David Chirls currently oversees strategic planning for Two Seed and further assists in managing the growth and development of the burgeoning Internet company.

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David Chirls Discusses Corporate Benefits of Employee Volunteerism

As a way of encouraging teamwork and strengthening communication, many companies are implementing employee volunteer programs as a way to give back to their communities. Below, retired architect and business communications executive David Chirls highlights ways office culture is shifting to include a variety of employee volunteer opportunities. Mr. Chirls serves as a senior advisor for Two Seed, a social media start-up fostering corporate community initiatives.

Q: On a broad scale, why is it important for businesses to implement employee volunteerism?
A: Through organizing volunteer opportunities, companies take an active role in building positive office morale for all team members and can create an improved corporate climate. In addition, establishing an employee volunteer program allows firms to become engaged in community-based problem solving that can carry over into the workplace.

Q: Can you identify some of the main incentives for companies that implement volunteer programs?
A: It’s important to remember that employees and the greater community benefit from volunteerism as much as companies. That said, many businesses offering a volunteer component report an improved public image and company reputation, a more motivated and productive staff, and an easier time retaining quality employees.

Q: Are there options for companies without extra financial resources to launch inexpensive volunteer initiatives?
A: Absolutely. Businesses can partner with their local Corporate Volunteer Councils across the country in order to find low-cost volunteer involvement programs. In addition, companies can choose to partner with local volunteer centers staffed with trained coordinators offering pre-established community connections.

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